On the Academic Hostility to Great Literature | Crisis Magazine

On the Academic Hostility to Great Literature | Crisis Magazine

On the Academic Hostility to Great Literature | Crisis Magazine →

After my first visit to UD in the spring of 2005, I came upon my friend and colleague, Alban Forcione, surely one of the five or fewer greatest scholars of Cervantes alive, [and told him] that we had wasted our lives teaching in the Ivy League and that I had found the place at which we could have spent our careers with better effect.

A spectacular piece of writing by Anthony Esolen, on the rejection of wisdom and imagination in the curricular programs at elite, secular schools.  Here he praises UD and Providence College (where he teaches)–and the same can be said for Ave Maria’s devotion to what is greatest in the literary traditions of man.